Adelidae: Adelinae

0146 (ABH7.003) Nemophora cupriacella, (Hübner, [1819])



General Information

This species has characteristic long antennae.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Foodplant(s): scabiouses (Scabiosa spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Dry grassy areas and downland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 July to 11 July

Similar Species
 Photo © David Griffiths
Male, Dinton Pastures near Reading
Male, Dinton Pastures near Reading
 Photo © Ian McLean

Nationally Scarce B